Linda Wysong is an interdisciplinary visual artist who works at the nexus of social practice and public space. Examining the relationship between the built and the natural environment, her practice is not centered in object making but rather utilizes place, space and experience. Participating in the civic dialogue, Wysong has contributed to numerous design and planning teams. She has public art installations in Seattle’s Northgate district, and at the Interstate MAX, Springwater Trail and RiverEast Plaza in Portland. In 2011, she was invited to be part of an international trans-disciplinary team to revitalize the historic Ute Ulay mine in Lake City, Colorado. Wysong’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her video Beneath Our Feet was included in Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) TBA:05 and her performance/tour Backyard Conversations in TBA:08. Selected exhibition venues include: Exit Art in New York, Southern Exposure San Francisco, the National Building Museum, Washington DC, and Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam. Wysong has been a part-time PNCA faculty member since 1990, teaching Sculpture, Art Theory, Professional Practices, and Art History.
Installations and Environmental Work:
A Place Called Home, illuminated print and courtyard play area, collaboration with KristinRogers Brown and Pamela Guest,VibrantLow Cost Housing,Raleigh Street NWPortland, Oregon, 2019
SE Clay Green Street Corridor, sculpture, design, planning&public involvement, PDX,2014Eye River,Sculpture & Water Education Plaza, SE Clay PCC Campus, Portland, OR2011
Bounty, Sculpture and landscape installation, Western Oregon University, completion, 2013
Portals, River East, Clay Street, Portland, Oregon,May 2007
Perch, Northgate Community Center, 5th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA, August 2006
Beneath Our Feet, video projections on the street, Portland, Oregon, August 4-September 22,2005 (with Pamela Chipman)
Slippery Slope, Core sample Exhibition, ‘Latter’ at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art,(PICA)October 2003
Delta Park/Vanport Station, Interstate MAX Line, Portland, Oregon; 3 sculptural installations,May 2004.
Alternate Arterials, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California, May 2003; Urban Institute ofContemporary Art (UICA),Grand Rapids, MI February 2003; Gallery 299, Portland, OR: preview June 2001;video/sound with Peter Whitmore)
On the Road Tour, Multnomah County, Oregon, performance/tour: May 10 & 24, 2002,performance/tour for ‘intersections’ Multnomah County Artist-in-Residence program.
Shifting Assets, OMSI Springwater Trail, Portland, Oregon, complete November 2002, 2 sitespecific permanent installations
Road Music, Portland Building Installation Space, Portland, Oregon: September, 1998.
Movement Lab, Sculpture Exposition, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon:April-May 1998. (w/M.K. Guth)
Pipe Dreams, Bay 78, Portland, Oregon: April 1996 (with musician, Mike Van Liew &choreographer, Linda K. Johnson)
The Millennium, zeroing in .....,Nine Galley, Portland, Oregon: April, 1994Ground Level, Keileweg, and Rotterdam, Netherlands: August-October 1992 (temporary)
Finding the Forest, Forest Park, Portland, Oregon: October 1991. (Collaboration with Linda K.Johnson & nine visual artists)Intersection, performance/sculpture,
Artquake, Portland, Oregon:August 31-September 2,1991. Collaboration with choreographer, Linda Kay Johnson.
Thin Line of Sand, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon: January 15, 1991.Foundations, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Festival of Flowers, Portland, OR: June,1990.
Going Where?, Oregon Art garden Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon: April-June 1990. ( with poet Harold Johnson)
Outside/In, Da Vinci Days Festival, Corvallis, Oregon: July 21-23, 1989.
Art at Work, "Moving Circles", National Building Museum, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.: April 6-13,1989.
Resistance, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, Oregon: April, 1988. (with B. Bernstein)
Mirror Images, Steel Systems, Inc., Salem, Oregon (Commission),July, 1987.
Structures, main exhibition hall design,Oregon Museum of Science and Industries (OMSI), Portland, Oregon: April-May, 1987.
The Squeeze, "Underground Seattle", Center On Contemporary Art (COCA) , Seattle,Washington.April1986.
Rain, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts (OSAC), Portland, Oregon: March, 1986, and OregonMuseum of Science and Industries (OMSI), Portland, Oregon: April-May, 1987.
Pipe Dreams, window installation, Gallery 911, Seattle, Washington: February, 1985.
Art at Work,"Tower Construction", performance/sculpture, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon: January 1984. (Collaboration with the BuildingTrades)
Art at Work, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, Oregon: May, 1983. ( w/ Building Trades.)